Timothy Mathioudakis got a late introduction to lacrosse.
“My best friend, Tony Cassiere, was getting on me for so long to play,” Mathioudakis said. “He said he thought I had good hand-eye coordination and if I went there, we would eventually be able to win the state championship, which we did last year.”
A senior goalie, Mathioudakis started playing as a sophomore and now plans to play in college.
Mathioudakis will join HSE teammate Cam Peach on the University of Indianapolis lacrosse team next season. The duo is currently focused on repeating as Indiana High School Lacrosse Association state champions.
Mathioudakis said he had other offer but chose to either go to UIndy or attend Ball State and not play lacrosse, which is a club sport at Ball State.
Peach, a midfielder, plans to major in criminal justice and wants to become a special agent for the FBI. He said he was excited when Mathioudakis committed after him.
“It’s was one more person that I know and one more player that I trust to be there,” Peach said.
Mathioudakis and Peach are not starting off with scholarship aid but will have the opportunity to earn some.
Peach has been playing lacrosse since fourth grade.
“My brother (Christian) started playing, and I thought it was cool,” Peach said. “I stuck with it because it’s really fast-paced. There is really nothing else like it.”
Others Hamilton Southeastern players making official college commitments are Jeorgia Templin, tennis, Ohio Northern University; Julia Patras, volleyball, DePauw University; Taylor Shelton, volleyball, Indiana State University; Rachel Harris, lacrosse, Carthage College; Avery Eichler, lacrosse, Davenport University; Hannah Pugh, swimming, Butler University; LH Bond, lacrosse, Monmouth College; Isaac Abeo, football, Indiana Wesleyan University: Noah Smith, basketball, Indiana Wesleyan University; Zach Petersen, football, Wabash College; Evan Boer, lacrosse, Keiser University and Trent Williams, football, Anderson University.